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Posted: 5/5/2003 5:19:58 AM EST
Well, the addiction has struck again.  I bought my 2nd Ar15 on Saturday at the Harrisburg gun show.  

My first was an Armalite/Eagle arms M15A2, I bought that one in December.

And I got my second one on Saturday at the latest gun show in Harrisburg.  

I bought a Bushmaster XM15 M4 A3 with the removable carry handle.  So I got some questions about it.....

What would be a decent scope to put on the flat top?  What type of mount would I use for the scope?  Thanks alot.......
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 5:41:59 AM EST
Congratulations on your new rifle...and your "old" one, too. Read the posts tacked at the top of the various topics to get some excellent general information. You will find no lack of opinions here on the site...about anything under the sun! You should decide what performance parameters you would prefer for your new Bushy and select a good quality optic and mounting hardware to assist in meeting those objectives. Try and handle/shoot rigs belonging to others when possible to help in your decision. In a VERY general sense, optics for the AR15 breaks down into three broad categories...

CQB or other close/medium range use / Fast, moderately precise out to 150/200yd.: look at Aimpoint/EOtech type dot optics...no magnification.

CQB, close range, and more precision up to 300 yd. or so: look at ACOG's with BAC(Bindon Aiming Concept)and 3-4x power.

Precision and magnification for hunting, target shooting, etc. but not much close work: look at standard ACOGs or more traditional scope designs.

The good stuff ain't cheap, but you only buy quality once. It's junk that is really not worth the price.
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 6:59:05 PM EST
Congradulations! Not to steal any thunder, but I just got my Second AR too! My first was one of Frank White's DCM guns. I bought it a couple years ago, to shoot in local Highpower matches. After Sep.11 the military range here at Camp Bullis closed to civilians, and that ended local matches as most ranges here can't accomodate them. Have to drive 200-300mi to shoot a match now. Recently I decided I wanted somthing lighweight, that I could plink at local ranges with, and use for pest control and small game from jackrabbits to coyote's and armadillo. Mabey even use as a pig gun. I looked around at AK clones, SKS's, lever actions, and pistol calibre carbines. Finally this weekend I was at the SAXET gunshow. I decided to pick up a new Rock River Arms lower with a great trigger job by a local smith who's earning a reputation for being good with AR's. Before I left, he talked me into a new light weight DPMS A2 16" carbine upper he had just built with a 1X9 twist barrel that had been turned down to a thinner than normal prifile. It's the lightest AR I've ever seen, without going to the synthetic recievers etc... Just seems to balance well and feel good in my hand. The whole rig only set me back $695.00 tax included, and he threw in a new chamber brush, Dewey rod, web sling, a couple USGI 20rnd magazines, and a miltiary armorers manual. I'm off tomarrow, I've got it all cleaned, and ready to go to the range. Tonight I dragged out the Dillon, and loaded up about 200rnds of mollied M-193's in front of 23gr of AA-2300. Plan on doing a 30-50rnd barrel break in, and sighting in, then doing some casual plinking on steel and some old produce, from about 59yds, out to the ranges 200yd limit. I'm all exited, I've been walking around the house with a dry fire device in it for two days now. Sure hope this little carbine turns out to be as fun as it looks! Wish me luck!
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:31:38 AM EST
Congratulations Boxlock!!

I hope you have as much fun breaking in your new AR as I did mine on Sunday!

People were right when they told me that I couldn't just own one AR....man what an addicition.  Have fun and shoot safe!!
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 2:33:43 AM EST
Hehe - I was at Harrisburg too! [:D]

Picked up a Bushie lower to complete my
second AR ( already had an Armalite 20" and a
spare upper )

ALSO got a SAM 7 Carbine! (AK)

On your M4 - you probably would have
the most fun with a red dot sight.
(aimpoint or Eotech)
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:26:07 AM EST
Congratulations Boxlock!!

I hope you have as much fun breaking in your new AR as I did mine on Sunday!
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Had a Blast! Fuctioned perfectly with my handloads, it fed, ejected, locked the bolt open on the last round, the trigger was great, was able to keep all shots in the black on a reduced course prone target at 100yds using the open sights. Shoots about two inches high at 100yds, and is dead on at 200yds. Old potato's explode great, and where just the right size to make a challenging targets at 100yds with open sights. Jackrabbits and Coyotes BEWARE! Now I need to see how heavy a bullet this 1X9 twist barrel will stabilize.
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